February 01, 2016

Student panel shares their views and experiences of the Law School.

The Columbus School of Law (CUA Law) hosted an Open House for students and professionals interested in attending law school on the evening of Thursday, January 28, 2016. The event was designed to answer common questions about a legal education that prospective applicants may have, highlight the unique advantages of a CUA Law education, and hear directly from the dean, faculty, staff, current students, and alumni.

The program kicked off with an introduction by the SBA President Alex Pacheco, 3L, of Dean Daniel F. Attridge, who welcomed visitors and outlined the CUA Law Advantage - Practical, Focused, and Connected. The dean also touched on the importance of service and ethical obligations in the legal field. "We instill the notion of service to others in our students," he said.

Shani Butts, Director of Admissions, and Maura DeMouy, Assistant Dean for Student Support explained the application process, how financial aid works, and the kinds of support and resources that are available to law students on campus. Butts noted the Law School has several full-tuition scholarships available for students. She also reminded the attendees that those who later matriculate as students are automatically awarded a $1,000 scholarship as part of the Visit CUA Law Scholarship program.

A panel of current students, from both the day and evening division, discussed the factors that led them to attend CUA Law and their experiences so far. Small class sizes, supportive environment, networking opportunities, and the various student groups were highlighted. Panelists also answered questions from attendees, which included how they manage their schedules and juggle work-life responsibilities.

To close the program, guests heard from a panel of CUA Law alumni. The panelists spoke about their current careers, preparing for the bar exam, and how the practical education that the Law School emphasizes helped them succeed in the workplace.

Following the presentations, guests were invited to attend a reception with students, faculty, staff, and alumni in the Keelty Atrium.